Vintage 2014 Twitter Event on 12/10/14@5:30pm (Pacific)

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The grapes of Santa Barbara are about to take a different kind of lead role. Thanks to the vision of Wil Fernandez, folks will be able to see a full documentation of the 2014 growing season and harvest through a series of short films. The project is titled, “Vintage 2014: The Stories Behind the Vines“.

Through Wil’s expert cinematography, and drone piloting, he has captured some unbelievable footage of the vineyards, and the people of Santa Barbara.

Wil has been having events throughout the year promoting the project. Wil has organized viewings of films that are paired with special wines at venues all over the country. The project will release future content, including a “web experience”, which is made up of photo essays, podcast interviews, and short videos. This Wednesday, a very special twitter session will take place where three short films will be premiered. This informative session will also allow a free-flow exchange of knowledge about the year in Santa Barbara with the filmmaker, winemakers, and other wine enthusiasts.

Wil has a full press release regarding the event. You can view it by clicking here.

Seeing some clips of Wil’s work, I can assure you that it captures Santa Barbara in all it’s grace. One cannot help but get excited while watching the footage.

Join him, and other interested folks, on twitter this Wednesday. I’ve found the easiest way to take part in events like this is to download some software. I’ve used TweetDeck in the past to organize a column to follow the hashtag. In this case, the hashtag to follow is, #vintage2014. Some housecleaning, I’m not affiliated with TweetDeck, just a fan.

Again, details of Wednesday’s event:

Date: Wednesday, December 10th
Time: 5:30 PM PT/7:30 CT/8:30 ET
Hashtag to follow on twitter: #vintage2014

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Hello, and welcome to “Santa Barbara Wine Talk,” a blog dedicated solely to the wines of the Santa Barbara area. Santa Barbara has so much to offer the wine world. The area is relatively young compared to its Northern California counterparts, but its fame is skyrocketing. Pioneer Richard Sanford planted the first Pinot vines in the diatomaceous earth of the Santa Rita Hills in the 70’s. Around that same time, Jim Clendenen, Bob Lindquist, and Adam Tolmach worked together at Zaca Mesa on the Foxen Trail and established the fabulous Rhone varietals in the area. Fast forward to today, where Manfred Krankl’s wines garner a hundred points and a bunch of young guns are making world-class wine. The Santa Barbara growing region is incredibly diverse. From cool climate sites like Watch Hill, Thompson vineyard, and the aforementioned Santa Rita Hills, to the warmer Santa Ynez Valley and new American Viticulture Area (AVA) Happy Canyon. There is also the only north-south valley in California, the Ballard Canyon (the NEWEST AVA), Santa Maria, and perhaps the most famous vineyard, Bien Nacido. The towns of Los Olivos, Solvang, and the Lompoc Wine Ghetto have seemed to double the number of tasting rooms in the past few years! Happily for those with full tasting schedules, most sites are within twenty minutes of each other (at least when I’m driving!). As for me, I’ve had a passion for wine since 2004. In the grand scheme of things, that is a mere blip in the wine game. It wasn’t until my wife and her parents took me to Napa/Sonoma that I realized, “I love this stuff!” Ever since then, I’ve been on a quest to learn as much as I can about wine. I don’t think my wife’s family knew they were going to create such a monster… After a few trips to Sonoma/Napa, my wife and I decided to give Santa Barbara a try. Not expecting much, we woke up early to beat the LA traffic and headed up the coast. We had the great pleasure to meet with Greg Brewer at Brewer-Clifton. His chards and pinots left us speechless. Next appointment was with Larry Schaffer. Anyone who spends five minutes with Larry will be ready to run through a wall, jacked to try some Rhones. I’d never had a Grenache before…or a Syrah from a cool climate site and in neutral oak…again my mind was blown. A tour around Clos Pepe with Wes Hagen was an absolutely amazing experience and taught me the uniqueness of the Santa Rita Hills. Jaffurs was the last stop before we headed back to San Diego. I instantly fell in love with their wines. I couldn’t believe how amazing they were. I’ve been hooked ever since. As good as the wine is in this region, the people and the hospitality are even better. I’ve never had so much access to winemakers, facilities, and wines, and all are shared with great enthusiasm and passion. It’s because of this that I felt a need to share this special place with as many people as I could.

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